Initially built in the 1800s, Villa Monika was restored by its owner in honor of his beloved and cherished aunt. Much of the property contains the Arabic style and traditional features of the Salento area. The result of this clash of ancient and modern design is a beautifully tasteful property with incredible attention to detail. Inside, guests will find three double rooms and bathrooms in the central portion of the home. Amongst that, there is a large living room with antique furniture and a carefully preserved kitchen. Outside, the air is full of the scent of palms and Indian figs. There is also a swimming pool and a fully furnished patio area.
This lively town offers upmarket boutiques, an array of lovely restaurants, and offers easy access to both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. It is also bequeathed with a generous stash of baroque buildings that will have you swooning.
This is the longest, and one of the oldest, Carnival celebrations in the world. This annual event takes place over 2 months every year leading up to Lent and features numerous parades with allegorical floats and masked merrymakers.
Beach lovers should be sure to head to this seaside city in the southwest corner of Puglia. This old island town is accessible only via sea or a 16th century bridge, and certainly lives up to its name, ‘beautiful city’ in Greek.
Visible from miles away, it is both mysterious and perfectly octagonal, and definitely one of southern Italy’s most talked-about landmarks. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the castle is located approximately 22 miles from Trani.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site features 1,500 beehive-shaped houses, none older than the 14th century. Located in the town’s ‘zona dei trulli’, it was named for the oak forest that once covered this area.
One of Puglia’s most famous destinations, this is where you’ll find the rocky cliffs with white-washed houses perched over cyan waters for which the region is known. Be sure to check out the grotto-like restaurant at L’Hotel Grotta Palazzese.